Things You Should Know About Hunting For Survival Food
Ever wondered what kinds of survival foods you could eat if you were caught in a survival situation?
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[Music] Hi guys welcome back so let’s talk about Hunting survival foods let’s go Ever wonder what kinds of survival foods You could eat if you were caught in a Survival situation When i first came to washington all i Could see was a small and a wall of Green plants I knew nothing about what i could and Could not eat if i were to get lost in The woods and that changed quickly in Wilderness awareness schools the Immersion at wilderness awareness school Program The curriculum taught us about how to Sustain ourselves with the use of plants Should the should the need arise and Some of the plants that are key survival Foods are cattails Conifers grasses and acorns Where can i find cattails and how do i Eat them Tattles can be delicious if prepared Correctly during a group of survival Experience the main thing we ate was Cattail In a survival situation your best bet is To find cattails they take the least Amount of work to harvest thus Conserving energy and being top Among survival foods Cattail does have a look-alike the iris The iris plants or the iris spp is
Poisonous and so you must know how to Identify the difference between the two Plants The iris is flat at the base and it Makes a fan shape where all the leaves Meet the ground The edible cattails have a central vein Called a mid Around which the leaves form A rule of thumb is to look for the Distinctive cigar-shaped head the iris Don’t have those if you have a patch of What appears to be cattails but there Are no cigar heads the plants may be Irises Cattails are almost always in or next to A water source since they are often Submerged There is a chance of Giardia in the water Eating cattails raw is an option but It’s recommended that you cook any Cattail you consume Cattails have a horizontal system of Underground stems called rhizomes They can extend up Up to two feet from the plant the Rhizomes butt out and send up new Cattail plants These roots Have a sting stringy starchy substance On their insides this starch can also be Made into flour Young shoots are the tastiest part of
The plant pick a plant and pull the Outer leaves off to reveal the moist Core Munching from conifers Did you know that many types of conifer Trees are edible Trees grow in new leaves or in the cases Of in the cases of conifers new needles Every year The only conifer you need to watch out For is the pacific u As it is poisonous The new growth springs on western Hemlock Western red setter sid casper’s douglas Fair Grand fair and noble fur can be eaten Right off the tree in the spring The immature female cones of the sitka Spruce can be cooked and eaten along With the raw seeds of the tree The branch tips off young trees can be Chewed on as a hunger suppressant Douglas fair and noble fur grand fair And the western red cedar also have a Sap or pitch that can be chewed Bringing water to a slow boil with any Of these leaves makes a delicious tea The inner park of conifer trees known as The cambium Also can be eaten Survival foods the grass family More than 400 types of grasses can be Eaten worldwide grasses are known for
Being edible and healthy eating because Of their proteins and chlorophyll Magnesium phosphorus iron calcium Potassium and zinc are commonly found in Grasses grasses show up in your everyday Foods too Cereal grains are in the grass family Including wheat rice Wild rice corn oats barley millet and Rye The seeds are usually the most Beneficial part of the grasses and Nearly all grasses are edible However in a survival situation just Because grasses are edible doesn’t mean It is worth the caloric Output it will take to harvest many Small seeds Harvesting grasses can be done by hand Collecting them in a container for later Use Sprouted grass seeds can be a good food Source as well Edible grasses include bent wheat slow Brome crab switch Cannery timothy blue and bristle grasses You can make grasses into a juice by Grinding them up but don’t swallow the Fiber Chewing immature seed heads can be Beneficial as well Gathering acorns Acorns are found on oak trees before Eating acorns their tannins need to be
Extracted because of the bitter taste Soaking the acorns in water to leech out The bitterness works well Placing them in a running stream is a Great way to thoroughly rinse the Tannins out The acorns will then need to be dried to Keep from rotting They can be eaten raw after dried or Made into flour I hope this provided a look into the Edible possibilities of the natural World this article covered only a small Number of plants that can be eaten as Excellent survival foods That is it for today Stay safe and see you on to the next one